All FSI News News August 4, 2021

Global warming increased U.S. crop insurance losses by $27 billion in 27 years, Stanford study finds

Higher temperatures attributed to climate change caused payouts from the nation’s biggest farm support program to increase by $27 billion between 1991 and 2017, according to new estimates from Stanford researchers. Costs are likely to rise even further with the growing intensity and frequency of heat waves and other severe weather events.
Aerial view of dry brown crop fields